Oct 2, 2012 7:00am EDT
. the clash was loud. >> go, scott brown. >> reporter: and sometimes angry outside. >> you're delusional! >> reporter: inside the arena a tense duel between republican senator scott brown and harvard professor democrat elizabeth warren. >> excuse me, i'm not a student in your classroom, please let me respond, okay? thank you. >> reporter: led by moderator of "meet the press" david gregory who took on the candidates' nasty running battle and campaign ad war. >> professor warren got caught in a lie. >> reporter: whether warren used her native american heritage to gain any employment advantage with law school. >> do you consider yourself a minority? >> i listed myself as native american. i was listed there. it's part of who i am. >> reporter: brown argues that warren has not told voters why she switched between calling herself native american on applications. >> she changed her nationality to native american. >> reporter: and later referred to herself as white. >> at the pinnacle of her success when she became tenured at harvard she changed back to being white. >> are you hiding something?
Oct 1, 2012 7:00am EDT
$144 million of her own money in a nasty battle with jerry brown. >> i am confident that the voters of california will take this episode for what it is. politics at its worst. >> reporter: what did you learn from that experience? >> that politics is a very tough business. here's what's different. at hp, i have a team. there are products, there's a whole company. in politics, it's just you. >> reporter: as a member of only the second class of women to graduate from princeton, whitman climbed the corporate ladder in some of america's best-known brands. married to neurosurgeon griffith harsh, they raised two sons. in 1997, she smashed through the glass ceiling, hired to run ebay. what advice do you give young women starting their careers today? >> i say follow your passion. we spend a lot of time at work. so we better love what we do. and, you know, the other thing i say to young women, pick your partner really well. >> reporter: the elite pad, this tablet for business, is unveiled today. but it doesn't go on sale until january. it is the first big test for whitman's new vision for hp.